Depraved Heart CD: A Scarpetta Novel

Audio Book (CD) | October 27, 2015

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From the world's number one bestselling crime writer comes the haunting and irresistible new Dr. Kay Scarpetta novel—Depraved Heart

Depraved Heart: "Void of social duty and fatally bent on mischief."
—Mayes v. People, 806 III. 306 (1883)

Dr. Kay Scarpetta is working a highly suspicious death scene in a historic home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, when an emergency alert sounds on her phone. A video link lands in her text messages, immediately begins playing . . . and seems to be from her niece Lucy. But how can it be? It's clearly a surveillance film of Lucy taken almost twenty years ago.

As Scarpetta watches she comes to grips with frightening secrets about her niece, whom she loves like a daughter. That first clip and others sent soon after raise dangerous implications that increasingly isolate Scarpetta and leave her confused, alarmed, and not knowing where to turn. She doesn't know whom she can tell—not her FBI agent husband, Benton Wesley, or her investigative partner, Pete Marino. Not even Lucy.

Cornwell launches these unforgettable characters on an intensely psychological odyssey that includes the bizarre death of a Hollywood mogul's daughter, wreckage on the bottom of the sea in the Bermuda Triangle, a grisly gift left in the back of a crime scene truck, and videos from the past that threaten to destroy Scarpetta's entire world and everyone she loves. The diabolical presence and singularly "depraved heart" behind what unfolds seems obvious—but strangely, not to the FBI. Certainly that's the message they send when they start harassing Lucy and begin building a case that could send her to prison for the rest of her life.

In the latest novel in her bestselling series featuring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta, Cornwell captivates readers again with the jolting twists, high-wire tension, and cutting-edge forensic detail for which she is renowned, proving yet again why she is the world's number one bestselling crime writer.

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From the world's number one bestselling crime writer comes the haunting and irresistible new Dr. Kay Scarpetta novel—Depraved HeartDepraved Heart: "Void of social duty and fatally bent on mischief."—Mayes v. People, 806 III. 306 (1883)Dr. Kay Scarpetta is working a highly suspicious death scene in a historic home in Cambridge, Massachu...

Patricia Cornwell was born in Miami, Florida on June 9, 1956. When she was nine years old, her mother tried to give her and her two brothers to evangelist Billy Graham and his wife to care for. For a while the children lived with missionaries since their mother was unable to care for them. After graduating from Davidson College in 1979...

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Format:Audio Book (CD)Published:October 27, 2015Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0062325434

ISBN - 13:9780062325433

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“Heart-stopping, paranoia-fueled, propulsively readable, viscerally suspenseful, disconcertingly shifty… Cornwell’s demonic plot shifts and changes almost page by page, so the reader’s spun round not knowing what to believe… This intense rush of a mystery will keep you guessing up until the very scary conclusion.”